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Morgan Park 5k Run and 2.5k Walk

posted May 25, 2017, 11:26 AM by Cari Elliot

The annual Morgan Park 5k Run/Walk is coming up fast.  The event will be on Sunday, June 4th this year, beginning at 4:30.  This year, we are offering online pre-registration for the first time!  Sign up before June 1st for a $10 discount. After the 1st, individual registrations will go up to $25 each.  Families of 4 also receive a discounted price of $60.  This course travels on flat, paved streets through historic Morgan Park in western Duluth.  During and after the race, the Church building is open for bathrooms and changing.  The top male and female finishers for the 5k run and for the 2.5k walk will each receive a trophy.
Runner crossing the finish in 2016

During and after the race, we'll have refreshments and coneys for sale downstairs, as well as a bake sale, silent auction, and raffle with prizes from local craftspeople and businesses.  Also new this year, we now accept credit and debit cards!  We look forward to seeing yout here!

Easter Service

posted Mar 23, 2016, 7:42 AM by Cari Elliot

Join us for a joyful Easter Service  March 27 at 10:30 am.  There will also be a pancake breakfast served at 9:00 am, so plan to come early and hungry!

30th Annual Christmas Concert -- Featuring Bill Bastian & The Highland Quartet

posted Dec 8, 2015, 9:28 AM by Jon Blevins

For thirty yearsBill Bastian and the Highland Quartet have brought professional-quality chamber music to Morgan Park in celebration of the birth of Christ. Tenor Bill Bastian will be joined by Steve Highland and Laurie Bastian on violins, Ron Kari on the viola, and Betsy Husby on the cello. 

Join us for the performance at United Protestant Church in Morgan Park beginning at 2 pm on Sunday, December 20, then stick around to enjoy cookies, coffee and other refreshments to follow. There will be a free will offering to support the cost of the event. 

What:    Free Christmas concert 

Who:     Bill Bastian and the Highland Quartet

Where:  United Protestant Church

When:  Sunday, December 20th from 2 - 3:30 pm

Our Sponsors: Park State Bank

2015 Morgan Park 5k Walk/2.5k Run

posted Apr 30, 2015, 10:25 AM by Cari Elliot   [ updated Apr 30, 2015, 10:42 AM ]

Spring is well and truly sprung, and that means we at Morgan Park's United Protestant are busily planning the annual 5k Run/Walk!  Mike Fastland is once again taking the helm to organize.  

As with years past, the 5k course will wind through historic Morgan Park on the far west end of Duluth. In addition to two parks and the St. Louis River views, the course also passes the century-old homes and buildings of Morgan Park.  The course is flat and paved the entire way, and it will both start and end at the church, at 88th Ave West and Arbor Street.  Walkers are welcome as well in the shorter 2.5k walk (any jogging or running is prohibited in the 2.5k walk; participants may walk or run as they choose in the 5k).   There will be water stops at the start/finish and about halfway along the course.  

The entry fee for either the run or walk will be $15 before May 31st, or $20 on race day.  We also have a special rate for groups - 4 participants for the cost of three! ($45 before race day, $60 on race day). The Church will be open for changing and restrooms during, before, and after the race.  There is parking at the church, and on-street.

Trophies will be awarded for the top male and female racers in both the walk and run!  T-shirts are available at $5.  Results will be posted immediately following the race.  The Awards Ceremony will begin about 5:45 in the church.

Refreshments and food are available upon finishing the course.  There will also be a bake sale and a special raffle!  Past raffle items have included gift cards from $5 to $50 to local businesses like Marine General and Sammy's Pizza, as well as tons of items on site.  

Proceeds will go towards the renovation fund for the UPC Church in Morgan Park. 


To register, please ocmplete and mail the form to United Protestant Church
830 88th Ave W
Duluth, MN 55805

Please make any checks payable to United Protestant Church

For any additional questions, please contact Mike Fastland at 218-384-9872 or call the church at 218-626-2570!

We hope to see you there!

Olive Garden Spaghetti Dinner

posted Apr 12, 2015, 9:49 AM by Cari Elliot   [ updated Apr 12, 2015, 9:56 AM ]

Sunday, April 26
12:00 - 2:30pm
Adults - $8.00
Children under 10 - $4.00
Featuring original Olive Garden sauce, salad, and breadsticks.
Italian music
Desserts by the church ladies

New Orleans Gumbo Dinner

posted Feb 25, 2015, 9:57 AM by Jon Blevins

Join us Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 12 noon to 2:30 pm for a scrumptious gumbo dinner!

The cost is $8 for adults and only $4 for children under 10.

The gumbo is courtesy of Pastor Jon whose family carried on a 15 year ministry just outside New Orleans, Louisiana.

Come hungry and prepared for fun!

January Newsletter

posted Jan 7, 2015, 3:54 PM by Cari Elliot   [ updated Jan 7, 2015, 3:55 PM ]

Merry Christmas

posted Dec 24, 2014, 3:54 PM by Cari Elliot

Merry Christmas everyone! As a reminder, bible study and Sunday school are both on hiatus this week and next. Be safe, and happy holidays!

Christmas Eve Service

posted Dec 17, 2014, 4:51 PM by Cari Elliot

UPC will be holding a Christmas Eve service again this year, and we invite you to join us!  The service will begin at 4:00 on Wednesday, December 24th.  It will include lots of singing anda short sermon, and we will close with a final candle-lit hymn.

Bill Bastian and the Highland Quartet

posted Dec 14, 2014, 9:26 AM by Cari Elliot

 We are looking forward once again to hosting Bill Bastian and the Highland Quartet for an afternoon of wonderful Christmas music this coming weekend.  Join us on Sunday,  December 21st at 2:00 pm for this annual event. We expect beautiful music and some favorite sing-along tunes.  Afterward, there will be since tests for everyone, as well as a bake sale. We would love to see you here!

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